Where’s safe to travel?

To help you when making your next travel plans, we have brought together all of the vital travel information relevant to UK travellers, so that your next unique escape can be as effortless as possible. We understand that the changing of travel guidelines combined with Covid-19 regulations can be rather challenging to keep up with: it can leave people feeling rather lost and overwhelmed. Your safety and ease of travel is our utmost priority, so we closely follow all FCO advice and recommendations to ensure that your travel plans are safe and secure to give you real peace of mind.

Pre-Travel Checklist

Travel restrictions are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information we advise you to double check the FCO advice regularly prior to travelling. Below is a checklist of points you should research before you travel.

  • Check the foreign travel advise for your destination. You can find a list of countries and information here, or most countries have their own government website with travel advice.
  • If you require a COVID-19 test to enter the country you will need to arrange that yourself.
  • You should also find out about the COVID restrictions of any transport companies you may be using or hotels/accommodations you will be staying in.

Some countries accept your NHS Covid Pass as proof of your vaccination status. You can find out how to use it here.

Travel into the UK

Following government advice the rules to travel into England are as follows:

Travellers returning to England will not have to complete any COVID-19 tests before coming into the country.

Travellers will not need to complete a UK passenger locator form.

Travellers will not need to quarantine when arriving back into England.

These rules apply whether you are vaccinated or not, and includes travellers who are transitioning through England.

Guidance on the travel restrictions relating to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can be accessed here. If you need any help organising your travel plans, please get in contact with our talented team who will be more than happy to help. 

UK’s Travel System

It’s a very exciting time in the tourism industry, as the previous traffic light system for travel has now been replaced by a much simpler two-tiered system with the simple categorisation of ‘Red List’ countries and then the ‘Rest of the World’. This means there are minimal restrictions for travellers returning from countries on the ‘Rest of the World’ list. The main criteria for countries being placed on the Red travel list will be the development or prevalence of variants of concern.

Where is safe to travel if I am fully vaccinated?

If you can provide evidence of your fully vaccinated status, you will be able to travel to most countries with minimal restrictions on arrival and return. We are just as excited as you that travel is finally opening back up again, and we are eager to help send you safely on your way to a well-deserved dream break. Therefore, we have helpfully gathered all the relevant information for you on the countries on the ‘Rest of the World’ list and their entry requirements. 

What counts as fully vaccinated?

Most countries will only consider you fully vaccinated once you are 14 days past the final dose of your given vaccine (your 2nd dose of the AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the single dose of the Janssen vaccine). If you will not be 14 days past your final dose of vaccination by the time you arrive at your destination, you may be denied entry. You should check the approved vaccinations lists for each country you are travelling to.   

Proving your vaccination status

Some countries will require proof of your vaccination status in order to grant you entry. There are several ways you can do this which include showing your NHS Covid Pass and having a formal letter written from your doctor confirming your vaccination status. The type of proof required varies depending on the country, as some countries have not approved the NHS Covid Pass as proof of full vaccination just yet. 

Safe Destinations (Go List)

There are many countries travellers can now visit whether they are vaccinated or not. However some countries still have restrictions and require proof of vaccination. It is prudent to check the specific rules and restrictions of the country you are going to before you travel.

It is very important that you check the entry requirements for the country you are travelling to, as they may still require you to provide evidence of Covid-19 test results and other documents to be granted entry to their country.

Safe Green list Destinations

Pure Breaks Destinations

To find out what countries are on the ‘Red List’ click here.

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